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Publication Citation: Measurements of Heat and Combustion Products in Reduced-Scale Ventilation-Limited Compartment Fires

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Author(s): Matthew F. Bundy; Anthony P. Hamins; Erik L. Johnsson; Sung C. Kim; Gwon Ko; David B. Lenhert;
Title: Measurements of Heat and Combustion Products in Reduced-Scale Ventilation-Limited Compartment Fires
Published: July 01, 2007
Abstract: A series of new reduced-scale compartment fire experiments were conducted, which included local measurements of temperature and species composition. The measurements are unique to the compartment fire literature. By design, the experiments provided a comprehensive and quantitative assessment of major and minor carbonaceous gaseous species and soot at two locations in the upper layer of fire in a 2/5 scale International Organization for Standards (ISO)9705 room.
Citation: NIST TN - 1483
Keywords: compartment fires, heat products, combustion products, ventilation, enclosures, burners, heat release rate, temperature, velocity, soot, heat flux, fuels, fire spread, doors, construction materials, carbon balance method, combustion efficiency, chemical analysis, thermocouples, probes, gas chromatography
Research Areas: Fire Protection Technologies, Building and Fire Research